Chargers get first test on Sunday

The AFC West's only unbeaten team, the San Diego Chargers -- at 2-0 -- gets back to work this week with a huge test awaiting on Sunday.

The Chargers, who have cleaned up on two of the NFL dregs in their quick start from the gate, tangle with the host Baltimore Ravens this weekend.

While the Ravens just got past the Browns to keep their record spotless, Baltimore presents a stiff challenge to the Chargers, who got fat on the dreadful Raiders and Titans.

"This is going to be a good competition and test on how we respond on the road," cornerback Drayton Florence said. "Our attitude is for us to keep getting better."

So far, it's been so good for the Chargers.

The defense has led the way, starting the season with a team-record seven straight scoreless quarters. And the offense, led by first-year starting quarterback Philip Rivers, has been efficient.

But the Chargers have yet to see the likes of a Steve McNair-led offense or a Ray Lewis-led defense. Then following the Baltimore trip, the team welcomes the world champion Steelers.

Florence, though, said the best is yet to come for the Chargers. Especially for a secondary which went into Week 3 with the league's top ranking, this after finishing No. 28 last year.

"We are still jelling," said Florence, of the defensive backfield which features new free safety Marlon McCree. "We are going to get better than we are right now."


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